June’s Forum meeting and update from Councillor

It is that time of the month again. Here is the notice for the June Forum meeting which will be in person in Stirchley Community Church and online via Zoom.

The meeting will take place on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm. You can attend in person at Stirchley Community Church, Hazelwell Street, Stirchley or online using Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, click here.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 9th May 2022 (minutes available here
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Commonwealth Games Marathon
    There will be a session at Stirchley Baths on 13th July where full updates will be given. Here is a link to the relevant page of the Commonwealth Games website for Marathon details.
  6. Police Update
  7. Planning issues
  8. Networking
  9. Any other business
    The next Stirchley Forum meeting will be on Monday 11th July 2022.

Councillor Mary Locke has sent her apologies for not being present at the meeting. She has requested if there are any questions, please email her, or the Forum (who will pass on the message). She has provided the following updates from previous meetings.

  • Enterprise still issues re parking I believe they have secured parking opposite near Balti Hut this will cause issues for flats above shops and businesses 
  • Wickes and parking this has been resolved 
  • Lyndworth cricket club:  it appears part of Seven Capital called Seven Homes are pursuing this. Earlier letters went to residents of Lyndworth road in regards to compulsory purchase.  It appears two are interested others not. The club have to find new play area in city that is bring pursue with Sport England.
  • Aldi site is progressing well 
  • Cooperative housing development also will be progressing soon also 
  • Jubilee Events: The events I attended here during Jubilee bank holiday were excellent Ascension church, Pitleasow close, stirchleycircle22 afternoon tea was excellent thank you to all who organised and the hard work involved 
  • Councillor advice surgeries will begin again on first Friday of month at Stirchley baths 10:30 -12 noon. Plus Third Saturday of month at Ascension Church on Pineapple Grove from 10:30-11:30
  • Mobile recycling centre 17th June Pineapple Road, opposite Ascension church Pineapple Grove 7am until 12 noon 
  • Mary’s councillor-led ward meeting is on 6th July at Stirchley baths 7pm  

Trees along the River Rea, Stirchley

We have received a note from Councillor Mary Locke about upcoming works to some of trees along the River Rea route in Stirchley.

The next phase of River Rea improvement is due to start on Monday 14th March 2022. Work will take about two days.

Work will be coppicing and pollarding the mature crack willows, that are adjacent to the bridge from Hunts Road to Hazelwell Park. Willows are weak species and can fail as they reach maturity. They crack and fall into river as has happened near the footbridge and along cycle path and up to Dacer Close.  Through to Canon Hill Park. 

Coppicing will leave stump above ground level; the remaining stumps are left will regenerate shoots that provide a habitat for small animals and birds.

The aim of the scheme is to enhance the appearance safety of the River Rea corridor

The project will commence again in September/October 2022 after the bird nesting season

Photo by Elliott Brown, used under Creative Commons

Mobile Recycling Van returns to Stirchley

The Mobile Household Recycling Centre (MHRC) will be visiting Stirchley again on Friday 11th March at the car park in Morrisons (at the back near the permanent recycling bins, towards the corner or Ribblesdale Rd and Bond St) from 7am until 12 noon.

The mobile van is a chance for residents of the ward (and neighbouring wards) to dispose of any items without having to take a trip to the tip – and can be accessed without the use of a car. The MHRC features three vehicles: a regular refuse collection vehicle for waste with no other use; a van for taking away items that can be reused by charities; and a wagon with multiple compartments for recycling by material type.

CAN BE RECYCLED: Recycle any household rubbish that cannot be reused; standard recycling materials that usually go in your recycling; garden waste; bigger items like toys or small household items. Batteries, lightbulbs, small electronics etc can be recycled.

NOT ACCEPTED: Building materials, white goods (like fridges), hazardous materials and larger items will not be accepted.

Mobile Household Recycling Centre (MHRC) will be visiting Stirchley again on Friday 11th March at the car park in Morrisons

CAN BE RECYCLED: Recycle any household rubbish that cannot be reused; standard recycling materials that usually go in your recycling; garden waste; bigger items like toys or small household items. Batteries, lightbulbs, small electronics etc can be recycled.

NOT ACCEPTED: Building materials, white goods (like fridges), hazardous materials and larger items will not be accepted.

For more information on Birmingham City Council’s Mobile Household Recycling Centres, visit the website.

Stirchley Ward meeting – 7th March

You are invited to the next Stirchley Ward meeting that is taking place as an in-person meeting on Monday 7th March, at 7pm, at Stirchley Baths Community Hub, 2-4 Bournville Lane, B30 2JT.

Please note this is not a Neighbourhood Forum meeting, rather one organised by the Stirchley Councillor, Mary Locke. The Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting will take place as normal on Monday 14th March, this is a council-led meeting and a chance to hear from the councillor as well as updates from council officers.

Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions from the Chair
  2. Update on New Train Station from Liam Brooker, West Midlands Rail Executive
  3. Great Birmingham Run Update from Garry Peal, Events Commissioning Manager 
  4. Commonwealth Games – Sarah Boundy, CWG Team will provide an overview of the Get Set for the Games programme, how partners will be working together, engaging local residents and businesses around the venues and road events routes
  5. Update on Dads Lane Community Centre from Steve Squires
  6. Update on the Fruit & Nut Village from Rob Tilling
  7. Local Issues/Updates

For more information, please contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager, on email kay.thomas@birmingham.gov.uk

Commonwealth Games Celebrating Communities Fund meeting

(We have received the below message from the council)

I’m contacting you to let you know that a special meeting has been arranged for residents to hear about applications made to the Commonwealth Games Celebrating Communities Fund.

The meeting will be held online (via Microsoft Teams) on 1 March at 6.30pm. The link to join the meeting is here.

It’s important that as many residents as possible join the meeting to hear the presentations and take part in the Q&A session and vote so if you could share the details with your neighbours and group it would be really helpful.

AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions – Karen Cheney

  • Ward Allocation – £14,300
  • Round 1 Amount Approved – £1,837
  • Amount Available for Round 2 – £12,463
  • Total Round 2 requests – £44,620

Applicants’ Presentations for Funding £1,001 – £5,000

  • Cotteridge Primary School – Mural – £2,000
  • Cotteridge Primary School – Community Sporting sessions for children and families – £2,500
  • Riverside Performance Arts – Productions of “Elmers Walk” shown locally – £4,950
  • Picture This Media CIC – Community Portrait (photographs and oral history – £4,500

Applicants’ Presentations for Funding £5,001 – £10,000

  • B’ham Bike Foundry – Local Bike maintenance sessions – £7,800
  • Hipkiss & Grainey – Local outdoor activities and arts sessions – £9,720
  • Kombat Martial Arts – Free outreach martial arts for young people in Stirchley – £10,000

Q & A session to all applicants

Applicants requested to leave meeting

Facilitated discussion between remaining attendees about each proposal

Summary of all proposals and requested amounts

Invitation for remaining attendees to vote for preferred project within each fund category, votes counted by show of hands

Closing summary and end the session